|My niece's birthday coat|
Garment: Colourful Coat for my niece's birthday present (aged 6)
Pattern: Ottobre 06-2008-17
Fabric: Bright corduroy purchased from Spotlight in 2011
The only alteration to pattern was the buttons. My daughter picked out these massive buttons which meant I could only fit 3 on the front, rather than the 6 that the pattern called for.
I like the shape of the hood and the body of the jacket.
It is fully interlined with cream flannel and lined with hot pink Sunsilky.
I'll pop a review up at Pattern Review when I have pictures of it on the birthday girl.
|Showing the back with the hood|
|Showing the unusual shape of the hood - very 'pixie'|
|Lined with a cute little label added for her|
I'm starting another one in a green and blue floral corduroy for my daughter tomorrow.
This time, though, I'm taking it to sewing lessons so that I can learn the 'right' way to sew a coat like this. For my niece's coat, I just muddled my way through. I'm happy with it, though, so I guess it doesn't matter.
Edited to add a picture of my niece wearing her coat. Thankfully it fits with a bit of room to spare so she'll at least get a whole season out of it!